Fresh ground was broken at the end of the 2019 season when a youngster, almost a rookie in fact, beat all the established stars to the British Championship title. Todd Ellis, partnered by the experienced Chaz Richardson set the paddock alight, and made everyone sit up and notice. It’s a known fact sidecar crews can continue racing at a high level far longer than their solo counterparts, and that has led to the age profile in the paddock tending to be higher. The number of youngsters coming into the sport is small, so when we do get real talent at an early age it is something to be celebrated and promoted. In most cases, the younger element is attracted by family involvement with the youngsters growing up alongside three wheels rather than two. For 2021, three such riders will be hell-bent on making their reputations and following in the footsteps of Todd Ellis.Continue reading
Four decades of top-level F1 sidecar racing around the globe have seen one chassis manufacturer dominate.
Such is the level of his engineering prowess and innovation that Louis Christen’s monocoque LCR design stood head and shoulders above anything else available at the time, setting a standard which could only be emulated.
In its illustrious history, LCR has won no fewer than thirty-six FIM World Championships. That statistic alone speaks volumes.
There have been other manufacturers present, and indeed the late Terry Windle produced a chassis which claimed five world titles in the hands of George O’Dell, Jock Taylor, Darren Dixon and Steve Abbott.Continue reading
Despite an extremely difficult and uncertain few months, an immense effort by the RKB-F1 team, the FIM and circuit organisers has resulted in the published schedule for the 2021 FIM Sidecar World Championship.Continue reading
RKB-F1 Motorsport in conjunction with MSV is in the advanced planning stages of a two-day open test programme exclusively for sidecars. Circuits under consideration will be Snetterton or Donington, and the timing is likely to be mid-April, possibly during the week immediately after Easter.
Cost will be £200.00 per day one twenty-minute session each hour between 9am and 5pm.
In order to assess interest and viability, all sidecar teams, whether they be British Championship, Club level, F1, F2 or Classic, are invited to respond and participate.
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It is with great regret we are obliged to announce the cancellation of the sixth round of the Championship scheduled to run alongside the Bol D’Or in September.Continue reading
RKB-F1 Motorsport in conjunction with the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme is delighted to announce an additional round to the published provisional calendar.Continue reading
The Bennetts British Superbike Championship organisers today announced a change to the April test schedule and the date for the opening round at Oulton Park.Continue reading
From RKB-F1 Motorsport
Since becoming official promoters in 2020, the aim of the RKB-F1 Motorsport and Santander Salt organisations has been to work closely with the FIM and circuit organisers to raise the profile and integrity of the FIM Sidecar World Championship.Continue reading